We need to consider the value of our time when deciding our investment strategies. Real estate investing can be very lucrative but it will require some of our time. In the same way starting and operating a small business is a very time intensive investment as well, but it is many times the surest vehicle to financial blessing.
Investing in markets via Mutual Funds, Bond Funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts and other financial vehicles are both time efficient and profitable. They allow us to not put a lot of extra hours into our investments. It has often been stated that instead of us working for dollars, our dollars should work for us. However, there are some parameters that we must be aware of while investing in markets.
If we believe that the natural state of creation is growth and reproduction then we will invest in financial markets. Growth is the natural order of things. One financial advisor puts it like this, “Trees grow.” This profound but simple statement is one to remember. In other words optimism and planning for long term results are usually rewarded. Growth is the natural state of economics.
Proverbs 25: 25-27 speaks to this truth that the natural state of things is to grow. When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in, lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field. You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servant.
In other words investing in markets allow you to increase wealth over a long period of time from an arm’s length. There are pitfalls however: Greed and Fear. We will discuss these in upcoming posts.